Game 10 Preview vs Georgia Tech

The #3 Miami Hurricanes (8-1, 5-1) host the Georiga Tech Yellow Jackets (6-3, 4-3) tonight at 7:45 p.m.

· DATE: Saturday, November 19 TIME: 7:45 p.m. TV: ESPN

· Miami trails the all-time series, 6-4

· Last season, the Hurricanes defeated the Yellow Jackets 27-3 in Atlanta. Miami passed for 224 yards while Georgia Tech rushed for 162 yards.

· The game was originally supposed to be played on October 22, but was moved back due to Hurricane Wilma.

· Miami will be wearing the new Nike 'Revolution' jerseys with green pants.

Projected Starters

QB #3  Kyle Wright      LT #74 Eric Winston
RB #34 Charlie Jones    LG #68 Tyler McMeans
FB #23 Quadtrine Hill    C #78 Anthony Wollschlager
WR #85 Ryan Moore       RG #61 Tony Tella
WR #83 Sinorice Moss    RT #64 Rashad Butler
TE #82 Greg Olsen
Other Key Players: QB Kirby Freeman, RB Derron Thomas, RB Andrew Johnson, WR Lance Leggett, WR Darnell Jenkins, OL Reggie Youngblood.

Keep your eye on: Leggett, who registered his career-high in receiving yards against Georgia Tech last year with 80.

Projected Starters

LE  #95 Bryan Pata       CB #22 Kelly Jennings
LT  #98 Baraka Atkins    CB #24 Marcus Maxey
RT  #92 Orien Harris     FS #1  Kenny Phillips
RE  #90 Thomas Carroll   SS #19 Brandon Meriweather
WLB #2  Jon Beason
MLB #51 Romeo Davis
SLB #50 Roger McIntosh
Other Key Players: DE Javon Nanton, DE Calais Campbell, DT Kareem Brown, DT Teraz McCray, LB Leon Williams, LB Glenn Cook, LB Willie Williams, SS Greg Threat, SS Lovon Ponder, CB Randy Phillips.

Keep your eye on: Beason, who registed a season-high nine tackles last week against Wake Forest.

HURRICANES (31.9 ppg, 11.1 pag)
QB Kyle Wright	        1848 yards 59% 16 TD 9 INT
RB Charlie Jones        319 yards 4.3 avg 3 TD
WR Sinorice Moss        26 receptions 491 yards 4 TD
TE Greg Olsen           28 receptions 396 yards 4 TD
LB Roger McIntosh       77 tackles, 4 sacks
SS Brandon Meriweather  85 tackles, 3 interceptions
KR Darnell Jenkins      19.6 KR, 11.0 PR
K  Jon Peattie          11-16 FG 32-35 XP

YELLOW JACKETS (21.2 ppg, 19.9 pag)
QB Reggie Ball          1593 yards 49% 9 TD 8 INT
RB P. J. Daniels        744 yards 4.6 avg 3 TD
WR Calvin Johnson       44 receptions 766 yards 5 TD
WR Damarius Bilbo       32 receptions 445 yards 2 TD
LB Gerris Wilkinson     67 tackles, 2 sacks
DE Eric Henderson       21 tackles, 5 sacks
KR Chris Woods          20.4 KR
K  Travis Bell          10-17 FG 23-23 XP


When Miami has the ball…
RB Charlie Jones vs. LB Gerris Wilkinson

Jones (5-10/205) has rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games after the injury to Tyrone Moss. Jones has showed good speed through the holes and burst to the outside. Wilkinson (6-4/230) leads the Yellow Jackets in tackles after leading the team last year with 119. He is best known for attacking the run and has average pass coverage skills.

When Wake Forest has the ball…
WR Calvin Johnson vs. CB Kelly Jennings/CB Marcus Maxey

Johnson (6-4/230) gives teams all kind of matchup problems with his size and athletic ability. He has the unique ability to catch any ball thrown his way. In his two-year career Johnson has 12 touchdown receptions and has caught 92 passes. Miami's top cornerback Kelly Jennings (6-0/175) has great speed and quickness, but it is patience that seperates him from other top-tier corners. Maxey (6-2/195) is a physical specimen who can run or jump with anyone, however he has a tendency to get beat inside on slant patterns.

· DE Bryan Pata - Probable, knee
· LB Willie Williams - Questionable, hamstring
· CB Devin Hester - Out, hamstring
· DT Dwayne Hendricks - Out, elbow
· LB Darryl Sharpton - Out, knee
· RB Tyrone Moss - Out of season, ACL
· LB Tavares Gooden - Out for season, shoulder
· FS Anthony Reddick - Out for season, ACL
· CB Glenn Sharpe - Out for season, ACL
· CB Carlos Armour - Out for season, ACL

NEXT GAME - November 26 vs Virginia

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor with CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com


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